The Fairwork Project, housed within the Department of Operations and Management Information Systems in the University of Ghana Business School, Accra is seeking to appoint a Researcher for a contract position starting as soon as possible until the end of June 2022.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI), Prof. Richard Boateng, the post holder will act as a Researcher (fulltime) on an action research project that assesses digital labour platforms against principles of fair work and uses that research to push for positive change in the gig economy. The Researcher will be a central figure in the Fairwork Foundation’s upcoming work in Ghana, and will also work closely with its central team based at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford. The project currently operates in the UK, Germany, South Africa, India, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Egypt, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The Researcher position will involve hands-on field research in Ghana and will have opportunities to co-publish with, and regularly collaborate with, the project’s international body of researchers. Tasks will involve developing fair work standards for the Ghanaian platform economy, conducting research with workers and platforms, organising meetings, managing project outreach, liaising with external partners, stakeholders and funders, disseminating findings in the media, assisting with the supervision of project suppliers, and keeping the project to key deadlines.
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